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Aussie-poging om SA te systap kry teenspoed

April 7, 2014
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‘n Poging deur Australië om ‘n wegbreek Transtasmaniese kompetisie met minimum deelname deur Suid-Afrika te hou is deur die Nieu-Seelandse swaargewigte afgeskiet.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 9 Comments »

‘Bulls’ mauls are totally illegal’

April 3, 2014
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Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has dubbed the Bulls deadly rolling mauls from lineouts as ”totally illegal”, but says there will be no pre-match approach to the referee or post-match whinge.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 2 Comments »

WP wil weer hol met die bôl

April 1, 2014
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Gert Smal, nuut aangestelde direkteur van WP Rugby, se hoof mikpunt sal wees om weer ‘n kultuur van vyftienman-wenrugby in die unie te vestig.
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Posted in SA Unions / Teams | 51 Comments »

‘Skrumreël moet dadelik verander’

March 25, 2014
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‘Skrumreël moet dadelik verander’

Rugby se skrums is voortdurend onder die soeklig en’n vooraanstaande afrigter voel dat nóg ‘n verandering dadelik gemaak moet word.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 1 Comment »

Dis nie net Bulls wat spelers oppot nie

March 23, 2014
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Baie is gesê oor BRENDAN VENTER se storie oor die oppot (hoarding) van spelers. Dit strek natuurlik wyer as die Bulls.
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Posted in General Discussions, SA Unions / Teams | 9 Comments »

Bulls guilty of hoarding

March 19, 2014
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The Bulls are guilty of hoarding players to detriment of the players and the franchise, writes BRENDAN VENTER.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 62 Comments »

Four ways to fix the scrum

March 18, 2014
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“In New Zealand, from a young age you are taught how to destabilise a scrum.” – Edward Pye, a Roar pro on The Roar.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 16 Comments »

Why the Sharks are razor sharp

March 17, 2014
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BRENDAN VENTER discusses the Sharks’ success and asks: When are we going to see consequences for shocking refereeing performances?
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Posted in Super Rugby | 9 Comments »

Building a mega mediocrity

March 10, 2014
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Increasingly the decision to expand Vodacom Super Rugby in 2016 is looking like a decision to grow an enormous mediocre monster, writes RYAN VREDE.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 7 Comments »

Diagnosis of defeat

March 1, 2014
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It’s a bit dated, but I’m sure you’ll still find this piece by BRENDAN VENTER worth reading.
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Posted in General Discussions | 16 Comments »

S15 gives SA sides unfair advantage

February 27, 2014
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Here are the latest blood rising musings of your favourite rugby scribe, an Aussie with a Greek name.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 3 Comments »

Refs must be tougher on 9′s

February 26, 2014
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Lyndon Bray, SANZAR’s Game Manager, wants referees to “get stronger” on committing the scrumhalves to a proper feed and forcing hookers to hook for the ball.
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Posted in General Discussions | 2 Comments »

Ons beste rugbybrein sit eenkant

February 20, 2014
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Waar is Brendan Venter? Hoekom sit een van die land se heel beste rugbybreine op die kantlyn?
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 5 Comments »

‘Swop S15 for English clubs’

January 26, 2014
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Jake White has suggested South African teams could ditch Super Rugby in favour of a tournament with English teams.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 27 Comments »

Boks can go tops in 2014

January 17, 2014
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Jean de Villiers believes South Africa have the players that put the Springboks at the top of the rankings.
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Posted in Springboks | 15 Comments »

The Perth(fect) braai

January 17, 2014
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After being the first South African to join the Western Force, many of Sias Ebersohn’s countrymen have now joined him the west.
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Posted in General Discussions | 5 Comments »

Rugby comes second to dodgy refs

December 16, 2013
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New Zealand achievements were rivalled for attention and at times even overshadowed by the TMO and refereeing incompetence that blighted 2013.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 4 Comments »

These players made it happen

December 16, 2013
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Dan Retief makes a very interesting choice at tighthead when he selects his World XV.
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Posted in General Discussions | 4 Comments »

SA Kiwi fans spat at Bokke

December 9, 2013
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South Africans supporting New Zealand reportedly spat at team members of the Springbok Sevens team after they beat the All Black Sevens side in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
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Posted in Sevens Rugby | 6 Comments »

Currie Cup: NO for eight teams

December 6, 2013
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The proposal to expand the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams in 2014 was withdrawn before being put to the vote at a Special General Council Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in Cape Town on Friday.
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SARU revises cap policy

December 5, 2013
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SARU) has revised its capping policy to avoid the anomaly of players becoming Springboks without ever taking the field.
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RERUN: The Heart of South Africa

December 5, 2013
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Just a very nice story worth repeating. It was printed in RuggaWorld, 12 June 2006.
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Posted in Original RuggaWorld Content | 104 Comments »

OZmob to display Gay World Cup

December 5, 2013
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The Australian Rugby Union has become one of the first major sporting bodies in the world to display a gay cup in their trophy cabinet.
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Posted in General Discussions | 9 Comments »

Six nations don’t cut the mustard

December 3, 2013
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Unless something is done to bridge the gap between the northern and southern hemispheres, it will remain virtually one-way traffic.
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Posted in General Discussions | 17 Comments »

Laws making rugby messier

November 29, 2013
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The more they change the laws, the bigger the mess – with referees and TMO’s making their own contributions.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 8 Comments »

Louw’s try vs the Frogs WAS a try

November 26, 2013
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Referees and TMOs were once again in the spotlight this past weekend – and none more so than in the France v Springboks Test in Paris.
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Posted in Springboks | 26 Comments »

Heyneke: I need help!

November 25, 2013
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they must hold a national brainstorming session to figure out a way to beat the All Blacks.
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Posted in Springboks | 26 Comments »

Is dit hoe ‘n droomjaar lyk?

November 24, 2013
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BOKKIE GERBER takes a hard and critical look at the Springboks of 2013. Text in Afrikaans.
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Posted in Springboks | 104 Comments »

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